October 25, 2018

LOOK, A DUCK:

Florida's 2nd gubernatorial debate turns into fracas on race and corruption, with memorable one-liners (Peter Weber, 10/25/18, The Week)

On race, DeSantis appeared to get flustered when moderator Todd McDermott asked him about his associations with white supremacists and financial backers who used racist language. He interrupted McDermott to call his unfinished question "McCarthyist" and suggest incorrectly that McDermott was wrong about racist statements David Horowitz made at a conference DeSantis participated in. "How the hell am I supposed to know every single statement somebody makes?" DeSantis said when McDermott noted that Horowitz had indeed made the comments at the conference. "I am not going to bow down to the altar of political correctness."

Gillum, who is black, was ready. "My grandmother used to say, 'A hit dog will holler,' and it hollered through this room," he said. "I'm not calling Mr. DeSantis a racist. I'm simply saying the racists believe he's a racist." 

In a conservative epoch, this is one of those races a Republican can only lose by running on Trumpism.
Posted by at October 25, 2018 4:18 AM

  

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